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4TB WD Easystore USB 3.0 Hard Drive w/ 32GB Easystore Flash Drive EXPIRED

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Best Buy.com has 4TB WD Easystore USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive w/ 32GB Easystore USB Flash Drive on sale for $79.99. Shipping is free, otherwise, select free in-store pickup as an alternative option. Thanks longmanj9

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  • 4TB WD Easystore USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (WDBKUZOO4OBBK-WE32)
  • 32GB Easystore USB Flash Drive
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What program did you use to recover files?
GetDataBack by Runtime Software [runtime.org]

I was able to recover a little under 4tb of data, albeit slowly, likely due to thepartition table being corrupt. I tried every way feasible I could to repair the partition but nothing seemed to work. Recovering the files using the aforementioned software onto another drive was my only option at that point. Oddly enough, after the recovery process completed I was able to re-format the drive that I thought had suffered hardware failure to find the drive was now usable as it was prior. In spite of this, the S.M.A.R.T. data for the drive indicated it was on the verge of eminent failure. It would only be a matter of time until the drive would fail again and risk losing any data I would put on the drive, so after further testing and contemplation I ultimately decided to return the drive as I originally intended. The only problem was in spite of it being in a state of imminent hardware failure the drive now appeared to be functioning normally, so I had to intentionally re-corrupt the partition in order for the drive to match the description of my initial RMA request. I was able to do so by resizng the partition and unplugging the drive part way through. Funny, that. I never though I'd find myself intentionally trying to re-create a problem I was able to unintentionally fix, albeit temporarily.
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Won't touch one of these again. They fail far more often than the My Passport version.

What's more laughable about this deal, is that they bundle it with the WD version of a Sandisk Glide thumbdrive wich are notoriously slow for their class.
So what would you recommend then?

Ive read to stay away from Toshiba and SeaGate and to go with Western Digital

Needs 2TB - 4TB this Black Friday, your and anyone else's help would be greatly appreciated!

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So what would you recommend then?

Ive read to stay away from Toshiba and SeaGate and to go with Western Digital

Needs 2TB - 4TB this Black Friday, your and anyone else's help would be greatly appreciated!

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Go with the mainline My Passport at least if going with WD at all.
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Go with the mainline My Passport at least if going with WD at all.
If I dont go for WD what are some better brands, using this mainly for music production so need something reliable
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If I dont go for WD what are some better brands, using this mainly for music production so need something reliable
Go back a few years, and I'd have said Hitachi or Fujitsu but both were gobbled up by Western Digital and Toshiba respectively. WD, Seagate, and Toshiba own all of HDD manufacturing now.

For the portable range in enclosed 2.5" drives (like the EasyStore portable and My Passports we're talking about), the G-Drive and HGST Touro series used to be better than either WD or Seagate, but were Hitachi, which is now WD.

I see the G-Drive is available in 4TB for 3.0 and even USB-C. Even today, it may still be better than WD's My Passport, but I haven't tried them in a few years, so can't say for sure.
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Would this be good for running a Shield Plex server?
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